Philadelphia Flyers fans & players disgrace themselves in Game 3
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Philadelphia Flyers fans & players disgrace themselves in Game 3

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The Washington Capitals trounced the Philadelphia Flyers 6-1 in Game 3, taking a 3-0 series lead, but not before the game got seriously ugly on and off the ice. Illegal and seriously dangerous hits on several Capitals players led to an all-out brawl in the third period. Flyers fans began pelting the ice, refs, and even Capitals team members with wristbands they'd been given as part of a pregame lights show, and continued to do so even as Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds pleaded with them to stop. 

Announcer Lou Nolan urged fans to "show some class" during the first wave of bracelet- and garbage-throwing, which persisted even after Nolan warned them the Flyers would be penalized if they continued their disruption. The Flyers were penalized, but the fans just cheered the announcement of the penalty.

 Was last night a new low for the Philadelphia Flyers and their fans?  Or is this kind of behavior from hockey players and fans just part of the game?

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Even diehard Flyers fans were horrified by the crowd's aggressive behavior. Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov was hit with bracelets while he was being tended to on the bench after an illegal hit for a possible concussion.
The Flyers' Ryan White had no problem with fan behavior (or his own). Ironically, the bracelets had been given out as part of a pregame ceremony honoring Flyers founder Ed Snider, who died last week after a two-year battle with cancer.
"Embarrassing" was trending big in Philly last night.
Some Flyers fans argued the behavior should have been expected.
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